The Little Bandcamp Bump

A few days ago I wrote about some of the things I learnt after experiencing —what The New York Times didn't call— 'the Bandcamp Bump'. If you're curious as to what 'the Bandcamp Bump' was (and if you don't feel like clicking on the link to the article that I so conveniently placed in the previous sentence) here is a picture that more or less explains everything:

As mentioned in the 'Things Learnt From The Bandcamp Bump (aka 'The Big Fucking Spike')' post, the downward trajectory had already begun. It was a fun ride, but like all fun rides, they are short and the queue to get back on is long. To say I was honoured to have Bandcamp not only read what I wrote, but also enjoy it enough to officially recommend it to their users, would be a bit of an understatement. So thank you Bandcamp, you've coloured me chuffed.

There are still a few stragglers coming over to HI54LOFI on the tail end of that initial email from Bandcamp + other people sharing the 'Damn You Bandcamp' post, but the other day I started noticing a new path people were taking to the HI54LOFI door. They seemed to be coming from within their Bandcamp accounts 'edit album' page. This seemed odd, especially when I started to notice it happening more and more.

So I went to my 'edit album' page, but I couldn't see anything. I considered writing it all of as another thing I didn't understand, but then they kept coming in. Luckily, I moonlighted as a detective in one of my past lives (fun fact that I cannot actually confirm: the TV show 'Moonlighting' was kind of based on me). And like all good detectives, I started clicking on everything.

Which led to the discovery of 'the little Bandcamp bump':

thelittle-bandcampbump.jpg

It would seem that my post about why you should think twice about making your Bandcamp release a 'free download' is being referenced within everyone's Bandcamp account as a way to make people think twice about making their Bandcamp release a 'free download'. Again, as a long time fan of Bandcamp, this was a pretty cool discovery for me. One might even say that I've been having a pretty good week.

My only concern is that ‘BLKBOI BLACKMAGIC’ is going to see this and ascertain that I have been lying to him and really start to think that I have his money (ps - to understand this reference, you'll have had to read that other post that I keep linking to).

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